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Georg Jensen Silver Spoon
Photo: Takao Ikejiri

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On January 19, Christie’s will start a three-day auction of the largest private collection of Georg Jensen silver—444 lots that span 100 years of the company’s history, from the founder’s own Arts and Crafts designs through the more well-known sleek, gleaming Modernist pieces done by Johan Rohde and Verner Panton. For the Jensen fan, it’s an opportunity to see (and maybe even own) many rare and one-of-a-kind pieces that have never been displayed. The serving spoon shown here is from Lot 81, a group of 36 silver ornamental serving pieces designed by Jensen and estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $15,000.

(1) Until the sidewalks are more hospitable, these handmade Moroccan slippers can be indoor party shoes ($95 at Imports From Marrakesh; 212-675-9700).

(2) Jewelry designer Douglas Elliott is bringing back the briolette: He cuts smoky quartz, chalcedony, amethyst, and citrine into sparkly pendants (from $295; 212-566-8977 or

(3) Tulip season has just started; Lotus has many varieties, including this ruffle-edged parrot tulip (from $75; 212-463-0555).

(4) Christie’s uses Hagerty silver foam to clean its precious pieces ($9.99 at the Container Store; 212-366-4200).

(5) These durable but cool cast-iron bins were originally used in French factories ($160 at Intérieurs; 212-343-0800).

(6) Architects and design fiends love the Primula 6 Classic stapler’s clean lines (five colors, $24 each at Steven Alan; for stores).

(7) Chaiken’s leather jacket is as versatile and feminine as a cardigan (available in chocolate or bottle green, $770 at Scoop; 212-691-1905).

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